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Using an iPad, Scott Calhoun of HBM nCode shows off some of the company's technology to Congressmen Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee during last week's open house for the new multi-tenant building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. Russ Houston | University Relations

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Chorus presents 'Broadway Sensations' Monday
The Mississippi State University-Starkville Symphony Chorus will present "Broadway Sensations" in a free concert tonight at the Greensboro Center. The group will collaborate with the State Messengers, an instrumental combo comprised of music faculty members under the direction of Michael Brown.
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I-Day features former Bush advisor Wednesday
Former Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and three-term Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt will speak Wednesday as part of Mississippi State's annual Insurance Day program.
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Thursday lecture examines biography and culture
"Kings, Saints, and Misfits: Biography and Its Discontents in Early Modern England" will be the topic for the latest installment of Mississippi State's 2010-11 Distinguished Lecture Series this Thursday afternoon.
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International Festival on the Drill Field Saturday
The World Neighbors Association at Mississippi State invites the campus and local community to the annual International Festival on the Drill Field this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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University to honor outstanding women April 5
Mississippi State is honoring eight university and community women for contributions to the land-grant institution. During a public reception April 5, the President's Commission on the Status of Women formally introduces its 2011 Outstanding Women Award winners and recognizes the nominees.
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DAILY JOURNAL: Tuck finds home at MSU
In its Sunday edition, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal profiled former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, who now serves as director of campus operations at Mississippi State.
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REFLECTOR: Finalists announced for Honors Dean
The Reflector reported last Friday that after a month-long process, the search committee appointed to fill the newly-created position of dean of the Shackouls Honors College has selected four finalists.
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LEDGER: College Board: Terms up
Mississippi's next governor will name eight of the 12 members of state College Board. And if re-elected in 2015, he will fill the remaining four spots, giving him a rare chance to handpick the entire board that oversees the state's eight public universities, according to The Clarion-Ledger.
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LEDGER (Opinion): Retired state workers fair game?
Last week, an editorial from The Clarion-Ledger asked: "Honestly, when did it become 'fair game' to attack pensions, which represent a contract of the state with long-serving employees?"
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Health plan info online at myBlue site
Mississippi State employees have access now to the myBlue website from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. The secure and personalized site provides access to health care claims and benefit information provided by the Mississippi State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
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Library exhibit commemorates MSU's 133rd
A new exhibit in Mitchell Memorial Library takes part in wishing Mississippi State University a happy 133rd birthday this month. Display cases are showcasing MSU's presidents, yearbooks, Mississippi State apparel and more memorabilia.
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This Week in Mississippi State Sports, 03/28/11
Softball hosts Alcorn State in a double-header Tuesday. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. A weekend home series with Ole Miss gets underway Friday at 5 p.m....Baseball hosts Alabama A&M Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and travels to Athens for a weekend series with Georgia...Men's Tennis hosts Tennessee at 2 p.m. Friday and Georgia at 1 p.m. Sunday...Women's Tennis travels to Tennessee Friday for a 3 p.m. match, and then Athens on Sunday for a noon SEC showdown...Track & Field hosts the Bulldog Twilight Invitational Friday. Women's Golf opens play in the Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford Friday.
Judy Spencer named human resources director
A human resources management veteran with more than three decades of professional experience now is heading that service at Mississippi State. Judy Spencer, the university's associate director of human resources since 2004, assumed her new duties as director last week.
Pat Hines cooks up award with tasty food
Diners at Mississippi State's Perry Cafeteria know mouth-watering food is served up daily, but sous chef Pat Hines is proof that the university's high quality cooking can go head-to-head in Southern culinary competition.
Updated 'Mikado' to be staged this week
A modernized take on a classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera will be featured Thursday through Saturday at Mississippi State. Curtain time for "The Mikado" is 7:30 p.m. each day in the university's McComas Hall main theater.
College of Education research forum Friday
Federal funding and educational research top the agenda for the College of Education's fourth-annual faculty and student research forum Friday. Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, will deliver a keynote address at 9 a.m. to kick off the event.
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